Video of the 2018 shooting death of 33-year-old Laudemer Atienza Arboleda by a Danville deputy has been released.
A sheriff's dashcam video, shows Contra Costa Costa County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hall firing multiple times at the Newark man who was fleeing from police in a silver sedan.
The incident began about 11 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2018 when the Danville Police Department was notified of a suspicious person near Cottage Lane and Laurel Drive, next to Interstate Highway 680 near downtown. The citizen reported seeing a man exit his vehicle, walk toward several homes in that area with bags in his hands, go back to his car and circle the neighborhood.
Police soon found the man, later identified as Arboleda, who ignored officers' commands to stop, according to investigators.
The dashcam video shows Arboleda fleeing in his car, leading officers on a short pursuit. He drove a few blocks to the intersection of Front Street and Diablo Road, which is where Hall fired on him. Arboleda was struck and was taken to the San Ramon Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Arboleda's family filed a claim against the Town of Danville and the county, alleging the fatal shooting was based on race. Arboleda was Filipino.
The sheriff's office denied the allegation."This is not about race. This is about a dangerous and reckless person trying to run down and murder a police officer. Once all investigations are completed, we look forward to sharing the full details with the public," Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston said in the weeks following the shooting.